COVID-19 has changed the daily lives of nearly everyone and right now our priority continues to be the health and safety of our team and the communities we serve. While we are changing the way we operate, our organizing and outreach work continues strong!
The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for hardworking, passionate, future organizers to join our 10-week virtual Leadership Academy. 2020 is a critical year and we are working to elect Democrats up and down the ballot this November, flip the House and Senate, and elect a Democratic President!
This program provides a unique learning opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain hands-on exposure to grassroots organizing, strengthen your understanding of the political process, and help us elect the progressive leaders in our community. Participants will have the chance to organize their community virtually in grassroots efforts, such as phone banks and virtual trainings.
Participate in virtual phone banks to identify Democratic supporters and send vote by mail applications to eligible voters
Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to build our volunteer capacity
Acquire VAN and campaign organizing training
Assist the digital team with preparing social media content
Assist with special projects and tasks in other areas as needed
An interest in politics and identify as a Democrat or Progressive
Quick to learn and keen attention to detail
Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and discretion
Access to internet and computer/smart device for virtual participation
Basic technological proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, etc)
Aptitude for creative thinking and output
Flexible schedule and be available to attend at least 15 - 20 hours a week, including weekends
How to Apply:
Applications for the 2020 Fall Leadership Academy are now open. Please apply here. The last day to apply is August 22, 2020. Upon completion of the program, volunteer leaders will be provided with a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation for future endeavors.
EXTENDED Application Deadline: August 22, 2020
First Day: August 31, 2020
Last Day: November 5, 2020
If you have any questions, please email Jael at Jael@harrisdemocrats.com.